Some unknown gunmen have killed a Nigerian trader, Monday Okorie, in Potchefstroom, North West Province of South Africa on Monday.
According to the President of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene, the victim was an indigene of Agwu in Enugu State.
Anyene told newsmen that 20 Nigerians resident in the city were initially arrested by the police for protesting the murder and allegedly causing public violence.
He said some of the Nigerians had been released after investigations while the nine charged to court were granted free bail.
Anyene said, “Our people and government are not happy with the way cases involving Nigerians in South Africa are being handled, vis-a-vis the high success rate of prosecution of crime in South Africa.
“We told Nigerians resident in the province to remain law abiding and allow the police to carry out a thorough investigation of the incident.”
Investigations are still ongoing on the case.